Civil Rights Workshop


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03-16-09

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The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Civil Rights invites its grant recipients and other interested stakeholders in FTA’s Region 10 to attend a three-day training on FTA’s civil rights requirements and guidance. The training will review federal laws, regulations, executive orders, and guidance covering the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. This training will also discuss recently implemented and proposed updates to existing FTA civil rights directives and guidelines. 

This training will help practitioners better understand the importance of civil rights considerations in transportation and transit planning, project development, investment, and operations. Participants will be able to apply the content learned during this course to their daily work activities and local environment.

Participants will also have the opportunity to provide the FTA with feedback on challenges and opportunities that they have experienced in implementing Federal civil rights directives and to share examples of effective or promising practices that could be adopted by state, regional, and local agencies or community-based organizations. 

This training will be held on April 20-22, 2009 at the Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way # 67, Seattle, Washington, 98121. Hotel guest rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the discounted rate of $158 per night. To make reservations, call 1-800-624-0670 or 1-206-728-7000 and mention the FTA Workshop. Deadline for the workshop reservations has been extended to March 27, 2009.

All scholarship requests must be made as soon as possible since limited scholarships for travel expenses are available and are not guaranteed.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Tanrath at 720-963-3313, email rebecca.tanrath@dot.gov until April 6, 2009, or Monica McCallum at 206-220-4462, email monica.mccallum@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

Encl:  Registration form
          Preliminary Agenda
          Scholarship form